Scott Smith appointed director of Racecourse Media Group
Scott Smith has been appointed non-executive director of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV. He will join the RMG Board on 1 October 2023.
Smith is currently chief financial officer at the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and brings to the role over two decades of experience in financial leadership across sectors spanning sport, property, construction and consultancy.
Prior to his appointment at the ECB, Smith was the CFO for the America’s Cup and, previous to that, finance director of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport.
Smith, whose achievements extend to having climbed some of the world’s most notorious mountains and completing the “4 Deserts” endurance series, said: “I am delighted to be joining the RMG Board at a time when increasing the returns for its shareholder racecourses has never been more important. In such a dynamic and fast-moving industry, I look forward to helping drive innovation and developing growth opportunities for the sport of horse racing.”
Conor Grant, who succeeds Roger Lewis as chairman of the RMG Board on 1 October, said: “I am delighted to welcome Scott to the Racecourse Media Group board. Scott’s experience of many sectors, especially sport, will help shape our business and ensure we are maximising exposure and returns for our shareholder racecourses – and therefore the sport itself.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank and pay tribute to Roger Lewis for such an effective and successful stewardship of RMG. Roger has been on the Board for well over a decade, first as a Board member and then Chairman, and has been instrumental in the development and success of RMG and its businesses over the last decade or so. We wish him all the very best for the future.”
Lewis added: “It has been a great privilege and hugely enjoyable to have served on the RMG Board since 2012. I pay tribute to the RMG team for delivering such great results over the years and I congratulate the vision of the RMG racecourses for creating and sustaining such a brilliant model for racing. Under Conor’s chairmanship I am confident that RMG will continue to deliver the best possible results for our racecourses for years to come.”